Argonne National Laboratory

The activities in the Nanoscience and Technology Division focus on research that addresses grand challenges in nanoscience and nanotechnology and advances the division's user mission.

Further, we are exploring ways to tailor and control this behavior, in particular by fabricating hybrid nanomaterials in which we harness different functionalities to create complex nanoarchitectures.

Our visualization efforts encompass a number of techniques including transmission electron microscopy (TEM), scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), force microscopy, and X-ray microscopy to explore structure, composition, chemistry, and physical behavior at the nanoscale through the use of spectroscopy, imaging, and diffraction. We aim to use multimodal visualization, in which we employ a variety of techniques to address a single scientific challenge, and we are developing new techniques, in particular ones that enable visualization at the nanoscale in three dimensions.